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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Home Of The Painted Churches

    Driving to Austin one day, we spotted a billboard that said Schulenburg, TX: Home of the Painted Churches! My mother, the inquisitive person she is, searched the town up on the Internet. We were planning on traveling to Prague, Czech Republic in a month, and, coincidentally, she found out that original Czech settlers in the Hill Country had built the Churches. My mother’s wheels immediately started churning- Why not get a preview of Prague? My brother and I were not huge fans of this idea. We…

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  • Nat Turner: Most Rebellions In Slave History

    Nat Turner Nat Turner was born on October 2, 1800, in Southampton County, Virginia born into slavery. Nat Turner was married sometime around 1822 to Cherry Turner in the plantation of Samuel Turner. Nat Turner started one of the biggest rebellions in slave history, killing 55 white people, then running away for two months, then found and hung in Courtland, Virginia, at the Belmont Plantation owned by Dr. Samuel Blunt. Nat Turner was brought into a very religious family on the Belmont…

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  • Hudson Valley Case Study

    profitable financial status. In the article "Hudson Valley Reels Under Impact," the author revealed that "years ago, builders would put up offices on speculation, knowing that I.B.M. would eventually rent it, ‘said Lucille P. Pattison, the Dutchess County Executive” (newyorktimes.com). IBM is a major consumer in the commercial office market of the Hudson Valley. The company provides benefits extending to those owning properties available for rent, and financial support to the local communities.…

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  • Fannie Lou Hamer Research Paper

    Fannie Lou Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend in Montgomery County, Mississippi on October 6, 1917. She was born into poverty and grew up in a tar-paper shack with a roof patched up with tin, sleeping on a cotton sack stuffed with dry grass. She was the youngest child of twenty, which included fourteen boys and six girls. Her parents, Lou Ella and Jim Townsend, were sharecroppers. Her family moved to Sunflower County, Mississippi in 1919 from the east of the Mississippi Delta to work on the E. W…

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  • Stereotypes In My Life

    It’s a warm and humid summer afternoon in Kansas City. So humid where you can just feel your skin becoming moist and sweaty just from standing outside. The gym is even more hot and uncomfortable. I’m a young adolescent in grade school watching my oldest brother play competitive basketball. Normally, I’m forced to attend these activities as I’m too young to be at home by myself. There were about 200 people just packed in one big gymnasium. Parents spectating, players working their tails off, and…

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  • Swansboro Essay

    been greatly influenced by three prominent men: Theophilus Weeks, Samuel Swann, and Otway Burns. Theophilus Weeks was born to Benjamin and Mary Chase Weeks in Falmouth, Massachusetts in 1708 (3). In the 1730s, the Weeks family moved to Carteret County in North…

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  • Faulkner Influences

    societal norms about slavery, Civil War,and white male roles. One of Faulkner 's influences to his stories is the Southern culture he was born into. The South is typically mentioned in his stories. Faulkner uses the same small towns, like Jefferson County. “The Literature of the Modern South” by Faulkner,is described by famous author (Luis D. Rubin Jr.) as, "In Jefferson possession and accomplishment are taken for granted, seen as outcomes of being. Being, that is a…

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  • Black American Slave Rebellion: Nathanial Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nathanial “Nat” Turner was born October 2, 1800 on the Virginia plantation of Benjamin Turner. He is recognized as the only Black American slave to led one of the most gruesome sustained slave rebellion that took place on August 1831 in Southampton County, Virginia. Nat Turners’ revolt (also known as the Southampton insurrection) was the most effective rebellion in U.S. history. Spreading fear through the white South. During Tuners’ life on the plantation, Benjamin allowed him to be taught in…

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  • Sapulpa Car Theft Report Example

    South 49th West Avenue in Creek County, Oklahoma where Deputy Brandan Welsh was completing a stolen vehicle report. Upon my arrival the victim had already left. Deputy Welsh stated the victim arrived at the church at approximately 6:15 P.M. and at approximately 7:15 P.M. when he went to leave church, he discovered his 2007 Silver Cadillac STS sedan missing from the church parking lot. While Deputy Welsh was sitting in the parking lot, Deputy Welsh contacted Creek County Dispatch to enter the…

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  • Short Story: Rock Springs, By Richard Ford

    Rock Springs, a short story by Richard Ford, tells a story of an unorthodox family travelling for unusual purposes. The story is told through the perspective of Earl, a morally ambiguous, yet endearing character who has to juggle fleeing authorities by stealing cars with providing a better future for his girlfriend, and two children. As a result, Earl’s character is an enigma; on the exterior, he resembles an ordinary father figure charged with protecting his family, but elements of his criminal…

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